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For the past one month I had been unable to open any Google link and my gmail, yahoomail account from my PC, laptop and my PDA connected to the same BSNL network. I was even unable to open the login page of my own site! What used to happen was this. Whenever I opened the google search page it used to get redirected to some hack site with the same address as google! This happened for many other sites like yahoo, gmail etc. I was really getting annoyed as I tried everything to fix this. Kaspersky anti virus detected no virus. I then tried anti-spyware like Spybot and Malwarebytes. Still nothing! I then reinstalled the Windows XP OS on my PC. The problem didnt occur for 2 days but then today it started again! I came to the following conclusion:
- Since it affected the PC, laptop as well as my PDA it was not a system virus or spyware.
- I then tried to connect to another wireless network(non BSNL) from my laptop and was able to login to Gmail without any issues!
- Hence it had to be a BSNL glitch.
- Calling their Support is quite useless as I’ve experienced it in the past.
- So from my laptop I just googled for an hour intending to find any BSNL glitches related to Google links being redirected and voila I found it!
- There is an issue with the default BSNL DNS address 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124!
- I changed it to 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 and suddenly everything started working again!
BSNL users I suggest to you guys to not use their default DNS address. If you have any such problems please do not waste your time on Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware but change the DNS address and see what happens! For further queries you can discuss this in the forum under “BSNL Issues”.